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WSJ: Ben Carson For President…Would you vote for Dr. Ben Carson if he ran for President vs Hillary ?

CAPISCE 2013/02/11 13:48:57
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Whether this weekend finds you blowing two feet of snow off the driveway or counting the hours until “Downton Abbey,” make time to watch the video of Dr. Ben Carson speaking to the White House prayer breakfast this week.

Seated in view to his right are Senator Jeff Sessions and President Obama. One doesn’t look happy. You know something’s coming when Dr. Carson says, “It’s not my intention to offend anyone. But it’s hard not to. The PC police are out in force everywhere.”

Dr. Carson tossed over the PC police years ago. Raised by a single mother in inner-city Detroit, he was as he tells it “a horrible student with a horrible temper.” Today he’s director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins and probably the most renowned specialist in his field.

Late in his talk he dropped two very un-PC ideas. The first is an unusual case for a flat tax: “What we need to do is come up with something simple. And when I pick up my Bible, you know what I see? I see the fairest individual in the universe, God, and he’s given us a system. It’s called a tithe.
“We don’t necessarily have to do 10% but it’s the principle. He didn’t say if your crops fail, don’t give me any tithe or if you have a bumper crop, give me triple tithe. So there must be something inherently fair about proportionality. You make $10 billion, you put in a billion. You make $10 you put in one. Of course you’ve got to get rid of the loopholes. Some people say, ‘Well that’s not fair because it doesn’t hurt the guy who made $10 billion as much as the guy who made 10.’ Where does it say you’ve got to hurt the guy? He just put a billion dollars in the pot. We don’t need to hurt him. It’s that kind of thinking that has resulted in 602 banks in the Cayman Islands. That money needs to be back here building our infrastructure and creating jobs.”

Not surprisingly, a practicing physician has un-PC thoughts on health care:
“Here’s my solution: When a person is born, give him a birth certificate, an electronic medical record, and a health savings account to which money can be contributed—pretax—from the time you’re born ’til the time you die. If you die, you can pass it on to your family members, and there’s nobody talking about death panels. We can make contributions for people who are indigent. Instead of sending all this money to some bureaucracy, let’s put it in their HSAs. Now they have some control over their own health care. And very quickly they’re going to learn how to be responsible.”

The Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon may not be politically correct, but he’s closer to correct than we’ve heard in years.

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  • Seonag 2013/02/11 14:11:34
    Yes
    Seonag
    +7
    I watched the full video of his Prayer Breakfast speech and several interviews with him. I am impressed with this Independent conservative! There is no way I could ever vote for Hillary.

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  • Sodahead Founders are Fascists 2013/03/19 15:35:41
    no
    Sodahead Founders are Fascists
    Someone so out of touch with reality that thinks that there are no starving people in america is unfit to be in any position of power.
  • Katherine 2013/03/14 13:34:05
    Yes
    Katherine
    Easiest vote ever cast. I can't stand Hillary and Carson is not only NOT divisive but he's humble, soft spoken, has experience in the world making something, and is smart.
  • freein 2013/02/27 20:41:17 (edited)
    no
    freein
    He another token Black conservative without a clue ..he has a little respect in the Black community but that will vanish as soon as he starts parroting the racist GOP line...
  • golem48 2013/02/16 21:44:36
    Yes
    golem48
    +1
    In a flash!
  • Kronan_1 2013/02/14 15:44:29
    Yes
    Kronan_1
    I think we need to knmow more about him,though before we make a knee-jerk reaction to want him for President. Before this breakfast speech ,he lived in anonimity and none of us had ever heard of him. Typical for people to jump the gun and just start throwing the POTUS thing around and not check out the person. Let's know more. Look at what happened with Scott Brown in Mass.
  • Howler 2013/02/14 14:00:12
    Yes
    Howler
    +1
    Why not?
  • E3 2013/02/12 16:04:40
    Yes
    E3
    +2
    Ben Carson any time, any place!
  • JeffDeWitt 2013/02/12 04:11:12 (edited)
    Yes
    JeffDeWitt
    +4
    Lets see... a man who started out the poor son of a single mother in Detroit who grew up to be a very respected surgeon who has helped thousands of children.



    Or a woman who's major accomplishments are... well she's a lawyer, was given a Senate seat and was a pretty terrible Secretary of State.



    Not a hard choice... an actual honorable man in the White House would be a VERY refreshing change after eight years of Obama.
  • wildcat 2013/02/12 02:31:53
    no
    wildcat
    +1
    Oh hell no, and I believe neither would a majority of American voters.
  • Kronan_1 wildcat 2013/02/14 15:49:25
    Kronan_1
    Why? Because he has a backbone and laid it out for the liberals to see the err of their ways? Because he has a real strength of character. Something Clinton nor Obama never had. Because he doesn't need a TELEPROMPTER to say things that make sense?
  • wildcat Kronan_1 2013/02/14 20:21:40
    wildcat
    run him and see what happens
  • Kronan_1 wildcat 2013/02/14 22:56:03
    Kronan_1
    It's not up to me. It's up to him and a lot of people. If it were up to me I would run Rand Paul or Bobby Jindal.
  • wildcat Kronan_1 2013/02/14 23:32:44
    wildcat
    your loss
  • eyeballz 2013/02/12 00:24:08
    Yes
    eyeballz
    +2
    This man displays a great amount of common sense , something that is currently missing in the white house !
  • Cal [SH-TEA] 2013/02/12 00:19:33
    Yes
    Cal [SH-TEA]
    +2
    I most certainly would. I've seen a lot from him now and he's great.
  • RevJim 2013/02/11 23:34:47
    no
    RevJim
    But I wouldn't vote for Hillary either. Carson makes a lot of sense, but he still expects too much responsibility from government.
  • skowcog RevJim 2013/02/12 02:02:32
    skowcog
    +1
    How did you get that from the video? I felt in general he was talking more about self reliance.
  • RevJim skowcog 2013/02/12 18:01:50
    RevJim
    That is a theme in his speech, which I agree with, and I am only in partial disagreement over all. The part about mandating a health savings account is the part with which I am in disagreement.
  • CAPISCE RevJim 2013/02/12 02:05:12
    CAPISCE
    +3
    If your anything like me you would prefer Gov totally out of our business gov totally business
  • RevJim CAPISCE 2013/02/12 17:59:57
    RevJim
    +1
    :) I am a lot like you.
  • Katherine CAPISCE 2013/03/14 13:38:22
    Katherine
    I'm... actually physically aroused by Jefferson... Shouldn't have told you that... I just love his quotes/philosophy.
  • AL 2013/02/11 21:41:32 (edited)
    Yes
    AL
    +2
    in the blink of on eye
  • 11 Phenomenon - eNews 2013/02/11 20:06:45
    Yes
    11 Phenomenon - eNews
    +2
    I wouldn't give Hillary much thought. She blew her last chance after having a huge lead. She didn't have enough for her own party who was looking for anybody to come down the line (Obama). 8 years older and Benghazi on her resume will not excite too many. I hope she runs. Lol.
  • Fred R. 2013/02/11 20:06:35
  • susan 2013/02/11 19:51:45
    Yes
    susan
    +1
    Yes, yes, yes! Dr. Carson is a thinking man, a man of courage. However, I hope that he runs for another office first. We need people like him in Congress as well.
  • Todd Parsons 2013/02/11 19:47:35
    Yes
    Todd Parsons
    +3
    Absolutely......Does that shatter the "racist" accusations?
  • skowcog Todd Pa... 2013/02/12 02:04:36
    skowcog
    No conservatives will always be racists and Nazi's! So forget about changing their minds or shattering their accusations. They want to believe what they want to believe don't bother them with facts or evidence otherwise.
  • CAPISCE skowcog 2013/02/12 02:06:18
    CAPISCE
    +1
    sarcasm ?
  • skowcog CAPISCE 2013/02/12 02:08:58
    skowcog
    +2
    Of course! It slips in occasionally.
  • CAPISCE skowcog 2013/02/12 02:20:27
    CAPISCE
    +1
    Nice, u had me going
  • Todd Pa... skowcog 2013/02/12 14:55:15
    Todd Parsons
    LOL Yet we support this black man? OK Who's denying facts now?
  • skowcog Todd Pa... 2013/02/12 15:01:29
    skowcog
    I try to be even handed. I live in an all blue state. It is hard to talk sense to them they have burried their heads in the sand. They deny all of it and would use baseless epitaphs to argue.
  • thomas.bogan.5 2013/02/11 19:27:35
  • John Walker II 2013/02/11 18:59:13
    no
    John Walker II
    I like some of his ideas but I don't know enough about him yet to comfortably vote for him.

    Hillary, wouldn't get my vote either for the same reason. I know her as a few roles but never considered her a presidential candidate.
  • kmay 2013/02/11 18:56:37
    Yes
    kmay
    +1
    He is an independent and I believe what many are longing for..... A real leader and a man of principle and integrity not afraid to speak out yet will uphold the constitution.
  • Gilead 2013/02/11 18:42:16
    Yes
    Gilead
    +1
    Thus shooting squarely in the ass the claims of certain SodaHeads who maintain that my displeasure with the President can be for no reason other than race.
  • skowcog Gilead 2013/02/12 02:07:21
    skowcog
    +1
    I think they are the racists and project on those that don't like Obama for his policies as racists.
  • sbtbill 2013/02/11 18:21:33
    no
    sbtbill
    Listened to his speech. He is clueless about the average person..
  • AL sbtbill 2013/02/11 21:48:20 (edited)
    AL
    +3
    LMAO! I guess you also missed the fact he came from a very poor back ground right? Damn him for working that hard to get himself out of real poverty in that case! His mother should have just stayed on the Liberal plantation and took her welfare checks every month then I guess!
  • CAPISCE sbtbill 2013/02/11 23:41:33

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